Just when you thought artisanal grilled cheese trucks were going to supplant Korean taco trucks as the gourmet mobile food vendor of the moment, into the picture flies the Frying Dutchmen, specializing in fancy-pants french fries.
According to Crain’s, the truck is set to hit the streets May 6, with a menu of Belgian and sweet potato fries, and 17 dipping sauces, including Caribbean Pink Guava Ketchup and White Truffle and Parmesan Cream. The truck would not only compete with the recently exploded and thus on-hiatus Frites ‘N’ Meats truck, but also brick-and-mortar stalwarts like Pommes Frites.
Dreamed up by an NYU grad after a trip to Amsterdam, where fries and elaborate dipping sauces are considered a meal (the original stoner food, perhaps?), the Frying Dutchmen will rove from Soho to Murray Hill. A second truck is already being discussed should the first one prove successful, as well as a line of dipping sauces for sale in retail outlets.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 25, 2011